Eating healthy in Zurich has never been as easy as it is now. The healthy eating trend continues to be on the rise and has introduced multiple delicious restaurants and take-away franchises, one of which is called Gärtnerei. There is no excuse when it comes to eating a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner, because this franchise is scattered throughout Zurich in three convenient locations!
The simple and modern setting includes wooden tables and stools and lots with plants, which creates a relaxed atmosphere for those taking a break from work. If you’re lucky, there could be a pot of rosemary or a basil tree sitting on your table, waiting to be thrown on top of your salad or soup! The open salad bar allows you to look at all of the fresh ingredients while the staff creates your perfect salad. On the other side of the room is a seating area that looks out onto the street through a full-sized window, making it perfect for those who are lunching solo or need to get some work done while grabbing a bite to eat. For those who are in a hurry, a fridge placed conveniently next to the register is loaded with ready to go salads, sandwiches, and desserts!
Gärtnerei has something for everybody: whether you want to try out the salad and soup combo at lunch, a vegetarian or vegan hummus burger or a small snack like a sugar free banana cake. The best thing about coming here for lunch or dinner is the variety of foods that there is to choose from. You can choose a salad that has already been constructed for you (we highly recommend the Rio Oneway), or you can create your own salad bowl, both of which come with a side of wholegrain bread. The soup changes daily and can be combined with a salad or sandwich for a superb price! Dietary restrictions are not a problem at this place, as they have meals which are vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, and gluten free.
Why We Love It
The combination of friendly staff, beautiful seating areas, and getting your food in a matter of minutes makes everyone’s struggle of eating healthy vanish away. We’ve all had the problem of wanting to eat a salad, but being too lazy to buy all of the ingredients. Gärtnerei has finally solved this problem!
Zuri Girl Tip
If you finish work late and need something warm and comforting for dinner, the Gärtnerei on Sihlstrasse offers delicious “Gärtner Bowls” past 6pm. Choose between the Caribbean, Oriental, or Mediterranean bowl.
Written by Zuri Girl Alexandra Ehrensperger…Growing up in Zurich and exploring the city almost every weekend, Alexandra wants to finally combine her passion for writing together with sharing her favorite restaurants, sights, and shops in town. Currently a university student, she spends her free time writing for Girlfriend Guide and searching through Zurich for the next best place to review.